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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 01, 2016 

Approximately 60 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. One acre of coontail will be treated at public access points between Peaceful Acres and Bypass Channel. 

Easy guide to Florida’s fall hunting seasons

November 01, 2016 

With one of the longest deer seasons in the nation and nearly 6 million acres of public hunting lands, Florida offers hunters many opportunities to get out and enjoy November's cooler weather.  

FWC Applauds Orange County for Working to Reduce Conflicts with Bears

November 01, 2016 

Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) commended Orange County for unanimously approving an ordinance that will help reduce human-bear conflicts in neighborhoods in the northern portion of the county.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

October 28, 2016 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic on Nov. 5 in Steinhatchee. 

Naples Zoo welcomes Florida Panther Festival

October 25, 2016 

The festival provides an easily accessible way for families to learn the best ways to live with our native species and get their questions answered by biologists and other professional wildlife experts. 

Normal public use resumes for Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Areas

October 24, 2016 

The order, which takes effect immediately, once again permits normal public access to all of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA. However, deer hunting and the general gun-vehicle season remain canceled per Executive Order 16-21. 

Catch a Florida Memory with FWC’s new Saltwater Angler Recognition programs

October 21, 2016 

The FWC challenges you to Catch a Florida Memory and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition programs.  

MarineQuest features educational fun for all ages

October 19, 2016 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg (100 Eighth Ave. SE). 

FWC receives 19 proposals from local governments for bear-conflict reduction funding

October 18, 2016 

The FWC is now moving forward with the process to allocate “BearWise” funding to communities and local governments in bear range.  

New law for lobster harvest aims to deter poachers

October 17, 2016 

Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.  

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